UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Statement on House Passage of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act

Congressional Action on BOLD Act Showcases Importance of Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease for Every American


UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Chairman George Vradenburg today issued the following statement applauding the 115th Congress for passing the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act and bringing further focus and resources to the war on Alzheimer’s disease:


“I commend the 115th Congress for seizing this opportunity to support efforts to prevent, treat, and better understand Alzheimer’s disease. The action that Congress took today on the BOLD Act shows that this Congress recognizes that preventing, treating and curing Alzheimer’s disease is about real people who are suffering every day and one issue we need to continue to address across party lines.”


“The actions this 115th Congress has taken to raise funding for the National Institutes of Health by another $425 million and this latest action to establish Centers of Excellence in Public Health Practice through the BOLD Act showcases a unified strong commitment to address the public health crisis that is Alzheimer’s. The passage of the BOLD Act marks another important step forward.”


“The next bill that is ready for Congressional action is the CHANGE Act (Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer's Needs to Get to an End Act (H.R. 4957 / S. 2387).  The BOLD Act improves our public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease, while the CHANGE Act addresses impediments in our country’s primary care system and lack of support for caregivers. CHANGE would unlock key barriers to early detection and diagnosis that stand in the way of the progress to a cure. Passage of the CHANGE Act along with BOLD and the key appropriations dollars already completed, would be the ultimate holiday gift to the millions of Americans living with the impact of Alzheimer’s in this country.”